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Friday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 17 Jun 2011 8:08 AM

Today in the roundup: Shakespeare Dallas branches out, an activist photographer and how to cast a Broadway show.


BEYOND THE BARD: Shakespeare Dallas opens Cyrano de Bergerac tonight, and if you don’t remember studying the play in your Shakespeare classes, don’t worry – it’s actually by French playwright Edmond Rostand. It’s the first non-Shakespeare play the company has done in its 40 years. And Lawson Taitte writes on that that is a good thing.

DOCUMENTING DECAY: Photographer Subhankar Banerjee is best known for his photos of the Arctic. But locally, you may have heard his name tied to his current show at the Amon Carter Museum of Art, “Where I Live I Hope to Know,” which looks at the area around his home in Santa Fe. Whether in the Arctic or Santa Fe, Banerjee’s work has an element of environmental activism to it, which he discusses with Banerjee was also recently a guest on Think; you can listen to the interview here.

CASTING A WIDE NET: Typically, the director and producers of a Broadway show hire the actors. But someone has to find the right people to audition, a job that falls to the casting director. The New York Times rounds up some of the best in the biz to talk about the tricky process of casting a show.